Within tenement EL7285 is a graphitic slate zone: (“black slates”) thought to be a continuation of the Ballarat West line. The zone varies in thickness from 22m to 44m, comprising a series of graphitic, dolomitic and pyritic black slates, pyritic mineral seams, laminated quartz lodes, crushed quartz and sediments. Two parallel lodes have been worked in several mines including the South Star and New Kohinoor existing within the zone. Historical deep lead mining and minor reporting of hard rock occurrences suggest that a mineralised extension to the Ballarat lode system may pass through the tenement. Detailed evaluation of the historical data will help to focus initial drilling efforts in due course.